LIBRARIES ROCK! Summer Reading Program

Reading Rocks summer reading imageThe Summer Reading Program is off to a rockin' start. Get registered and start reading today! Registration is open for all ages, babies through seniors.

During the Summer Reading Program, if your child (preschool - 5th grade) checks out 5 books, we will give them a chance to win a great prize each week.




  TREASURE CHEST: Come to our Wonderful Wednesday events and get your chance to win the secret treasure hidden in the Treasure Chest! One winner is chosen Monday, July 30.

    Wonderful Wednesday #4: Drop In & Search for Guitar on June 27 from 9am to 8pm for ages 2 thru grades 2-5.

    Wonderful Wednesday #5: Drop in to Play Giant Chutes & Ladders on July 11 anytime from 9:30am to 7pm for ages 2 thru grades 2-5.

    Wonderful Wednesday #6: Caesar Creek Park Ranger on July 18: 11:00 to 11:30am for ages 5 thru 1st grade; 1:00 to 1:45pm for those entering grades 2-5.   

** NEW THIS SUMMER : Summer Storytime for children ages 2yrs - 4yrs and a parent!  Join us to listen to stories, sing songs, and have lots of fun. These storytimes will be on Wednesdays (June 6, June 13, June 20 and July 18) from 11 to 11:30 am                                                     



NEW SENSORY STORYTIME : Look for these storytimes returning in the fall.

DROP-IN STORYTIMES : Aimed at 3 yrs. - 6 yrs., but all ages accepted. Drop in Monday evenings 6:15 - 6:35 pm, or drop in Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 10:20 am. Join us in the children’s room for a few stories, fingerplays, and laughs. Questions – please ask Miss Kathy or Miss Sheila @ 513-897-4826.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten : In August 2014, The Mary L. Cook Public Library launched a new literacy program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.  We have 15 readers who have completed the goal of 1000 books! If you read your child one book a day, she/he will reach 1,000 books in under three years.  Though the goal of this program is to improve literacy skills, but even more, it’s about time spent together reading. Stop in today and ask us how to register your child for this program.

STORYTIME SUPERSTARS: Come to storytime at the Mary L. Cook Public Library and get a stamp!  When you have 10 stamps on your Storytime Superstar card, you will earn a free book!  We will keep your Storytime Superstar card here at the library.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES are for 3 - 5 year olds including kindergartners on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:15 am  or Thursdays from 6:45 - 7:30 pm. These storytimes will return on September 20th. Registration is requested. We play games, sign songs, hear stories, and share laughs.

BABY BOOKWORMS : Baby Storytime is for children from birth to 24 months and a parent/caregiver, Wednesdays 10:30 –11:00 am. Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood.  Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all sessions. The last session was April 25. Look for this storytime coming again in the fall. If you have questions, please call Kathy Daniels.

Chapters Book Club is a book club for those in grades 1 and 2.  This group will read one short chapter book a month, then meet to discuss the book, the author, and do activities associated with the book.  The Chapters Book Club will hold its next meeting in September.  Registration is required.

Calling all bookworms (grades 3 – 5) to join The Rapid Readers & wRiters in September.  Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. Registration is required.  For more information, contact Miss Kathy @ 513-897-4826.

Look Who’s Reading Book Club (grade K) will begin meeting in September. The group will engage in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation. Registration is required.